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“Gugu and Julia are extraordinary talents and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them both on this special project.” The LD Entertainment and Original Headquarters project is scheduled to begin filming in New Mexico on March 13, with LD fully financing the project.
On the other hand, Gugu says: ‘I am an only child, so I relate to the intensity of that single-parent, mother-daughter relationship.’She was born in Oxford in 1983 and her parents split the following year.For the part, she performed songs specially written by The-Dream, who has penned hits for Britney and Beyoncé, and choreographed by Laurieann Gibson, Lady Gaga’s former creative director.The musical demands of the role weren’t a total departure for Gugu, who learned to play the saxophone as a girl and whose earliest ambitions were in musical theatre.‘It’s a love story, and it’s about a woman finding her place in the world, struggling with her identity, which is universal.There were some short-sighted decisions made about reducing the capacity for the movie’s reach, [but] just because you’re the lead doesn’t mean you get approval over the poster.’In the film, Noni’s pushy, single ‘momager’ is played to perfection by Minnie Driver.In the past 12 months Gugu Mbatha-Raw has landed roles opposite Matthew Mc Conaughey and Will Smith and been taken under the wing of America's foremost talk-show host. , Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Noni, a Rihanna-like pop star who’d never turn up to a press engagement without a cavalcade of black SUVs and an entourage of assistants, stylists and hangers-on.
But Gugu is still sufficiently down-to-earth to arrive for our interview at an LA studio in her own car — a Mini Cooper — without anyone to hold her handbag.‘Everyone was exhausted, so Will jumped up on the decks and started doing The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air song, and everybody sang along. You spend any time around Will Smith and you learn how to be a movie star.’It’s a lesson that she’s about to find very useful indeed.A Wrinkle in Time Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Directed by: Ava Du Vernay Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Pena, Mindy Kaling, Bellamy Young, Levi Miller, Rowan Blanchard, Oprah Winfrey, Andre Holland, Daniel Mac Pherson, Will Mc Cormack, Storm Reid, Alexia Rae Castillo, Akemi Look, Deric Mc Cabe, Punnavith Koy, Jesse Jacobs, Daniel R.At 11, she took to the stage for the first time as Dorothy, in a local production of portrays the poignant romance between Noni and an idealistic young cop (played by Nate Parker), who saves her from a suicide attempt.Due to be released in the UK this summer, the film was barely seen in the US, despite appearing on several best-of-2014 lists, and some have suggested it was overlooked by the mainstream because it was marketed misleadingly as, in the words of one critic, ‘a date movie for black audiences’.Shortly after graduation, she was Juliet to Andrew Garfield’s Romeo at the Manchester Royal Exchange, when they were both 22. The show attracted mixed reviews but blockbuster audiences, and soon transferred to Broadway. ‘I never said, “Right, I’m going to crack Hollywood.” At RADA my aspirations ended at the Donmar and the Royal Court and the National Theatre,’ she says. For now, home is Gugu’s apartment in West Hollywood, although she tends to hang out in hip Los Feliz or Silver Lake, and regularly takes advantage of the city’s open spaces, such as Griffith Park or Malibu Canyon. There’s a lot of concrete in LA, and I come from the Shires, so it’s important for me to get back in touch with nature.’She gravitates to greenery whenever she’s back in London, too.